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Forging Global Fordism: Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and the Contest over the Industrial Order

Stefan J. Link


As the United States rose to ascendancy in the first decades of the twentieth century, observers abroad associated American economic power most directly with its burgeoning automobile industry. In the 1930s, in a bid to emulate and challenge America, engineers from across the world flocked to Detroit. Chief among them were Nazi and Soviet specialists who sought to study, copy, and sometimes steal the techniques of American automotive mass production, or Fordism. This book traces how Germany and the Soviet Union embraced Fordism amid widespread economic crisis and ideological turmoil. The book ... More

Keywords: Fordism, American economic power, automobile industry, industrial transformations, postwar industrial order, Midwestern populism, Henry Ford, American hegemony, global economy, global mass production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691177540
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691177540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan J. Link, author
Dartmouth College